Category Archives: Profiles

Edge of Paradise (Bio)

Location: United States Genre: Heavy Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Independent
Years Active: 2011-?

Edge Of Paradise was formed by Margarita Monet and Dave Bates in 2011. Few months after formation, the band released their debut album ‘Mask’ that featured rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band). ‘Mask’ came at #6 most added on national CMJ  radio, right behind Machine Head and solidified existence of Edge Of Paradise. An album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, was greatly received by critics and fans worldwide. Continue reading Edge of Paradise (Bio)

Midnight Eternal

Location:   Unites States Genre: Symphonic Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Inner Wound Recordings
Years Active: 2014-?

Midnight Eternal is a symphonic metal band based out of New York City/NJ. The band was formed in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to join them in recording a two-song demo. During the recording, the band acquired the talents of vocalist Raine Hilai based on her previous work in theater and her solo endeavor. The planned demo quickly evolved into the formation of a full-time band when it became apparent the group had something special on their hands. Shortly thereafter, Greg Manning (of Spider Rockets, Zamora) joined the band as permanent member taking over bass duties. Continue reading Midnight Eternal


Location: USA Genre: Heavy?Power Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Leviathan Records
Years Active: 1984-?

Chastain is a heavy metal project formed in 1984 by guitarist David T. Chastain and signed by Shrapnel Records.

The band was put together in 1984 by Mike Varney, president of Shrapnel for a David T. Chastain solo album. Varney had noticed the shred guitar ability of Chastain, member of the Cincinnati-based band CJSS and, at the same time, he wanted to create an output for the talent of young singer Leather Leone, formerly with the San Francisco band Rude Girl. The first band line-up included Leone, Chastain, CJSS bassist Mike Skimmerhorn and drummer Fred Coury, who would later play in Cinderella. In 1986, Chastain readily declared that “I could never work with these people on a full-time basis because they live all over the country (…). We just get together once a year, record an album and then go off and do our own things”.In the case of Chastain, he wrote music for CJSS and his solo albums, as well as producing other artists and managing his own record label. Continue reading Chastain

Syrens Call

Location:  France Genre: Progressive Metal
Status: Inactive Current Label: Pervade Productions
Years Active: 1998-2013

Power, Melody, Emotion. These three words together fully show what the musical universe of SYRENS CALL is.
Created late in 1997, the band records the song ‘Strange Reality’ at the LB Lab under the leadership of Stéphane Buriez (LOUDBLAST). The critics are positive both in national and international magazines. Soon, the fans show the same enthusiasm. Continue reading Syrens Call


Location:  Italy Genre: Gothic Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Scarlet Records
Years Active: 2007-?

The Evenoire have been active since 2007. In 2008 they released their first EP  “I Will Stay”. Their lyrics often take inspiration from popular legends of the area of origin of the band, and their music is a mix of original progressive , folk and symphonic metal . Their distinctive sound is the use of the flute, as well as the powerful and evocative voice of charismatic frontwoman Lisy Stefanoni. Continue reading Evenoire



Lyria is a Brazilian Symphonic Alternative Metal band. It was idealized and founded by the singer and songwriter Aline Happ in 2012. The name Lyria was inspired by the Greek Mythology and the lyre that was an important musical instrument for the Greeks. It is also related to the flower lily and to the word lyrics. Continue reading Lyria

Aria Flame

Aria Flame was created in the spring of 2011 by dramatic mezzo soprano singer and composer, Aziza Poggi and percussionist, Erik Sales. Before putting a live unit together, Aziza started composing melodies and writing lyrics on her piano. Guitarist Dan Cruzan, bassist & producer Greg Cloon and keyboardist Alicia Menninga later joined in as full time members. Alicia left in late 2014 due to opening her own retail shop and the band has used backing tracks ever since. Continue reading Aria Flame